Accident at Saint John NB


1997-10-23: When C-FDZO PA28R departed Saint John and attempted to retract the landing gear, the gear intransit light remained illuminated. The pilot recycled the gear and checked all circuit breakers but the intransit light remained on. He extended the landing gear using the emergency extension method but the nose gear did not indicate down and locked. During a fly-by the tower, the pilot was advised that all landing gear appeared to be down. The ERS was positioned to standby. As the aircraft turned downwind for runway 23, the main landing gear down indicator lights went out, only the intransit light remained illuminated. The pilot shutdown the engine on late final and at touch down the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft veered left off the runway stopping about 75 feet from the runway edge. The pilot, who was uninjured, turned off the battery master switch and exited the aircraft. The left wing was damaged as a result of the gear collapse. The propeller did not contact the runway. TSB awaiting more information.


CADORS Number 1997A0504
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-10-22 - 16:29
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Saint John NB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Runway excursion

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA28R 200
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Runway excursion,Landing gear

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